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NCWWI develops and hosts workforce development resources for child welfare practitioners, supervisors, managers, leaders, students, faculty, researchers, policymakers and other professionals. Our resources have been organized into 15 different topical categories and subcategories, which can be accessed by clicking on the links below. If you prefer to search our resources by keyword or type, or to search within a particular topical category, simply use the search function below.
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pdf Secondary Traumatic Stress: NCWWI 1-page Summary (421 downloads) Popular

This paper summarizes the literature on Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) in the child welfare wor…

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pdf Gaining Buy-In from the Front Line During Times of Change (58 downloads)

This brief examines the critical role of frontline staff in implementing change, outlines key ste…

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pdf Building and Sustaining Child Welfare Partnerships (114 downloads) Popular

This action brief summarizes systems of care evaluation findings related to collaboration and dra…

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pdf Parent Organizing as a Strategy for Sustainable Policy Change (58 downloads)

This report discusses parent organizing as a strategy for sustainable policy change and recommend…

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pdf Trauma Informed Care for Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Child Welfare Staff (42 downloads)

This document provides information on what happens to children when exposed to violence, possible…

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pdf Caseload/Workload Studies: NCWWI 1-page Summary (305 downloads) Popular

This paper summarizes the three research briefs which provides information summarizing recent stu…

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pdf Parent Leadership and Family Engagement in CPS and Foster Care (Virginia) (26 downloads)

This edition of the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter emphasizes the importance of using a fam…

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pdf Engaging Children, Youth and Families (41 downloads)

This issue of Improving Outcomes by Improving Practice deals with a foundational element of child…

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pdf Leadership in Systems of Care: Creating and Communicating a Shared Vision (62 downloads)

This brief describes the importance of a shared vision, the critical role of leadership, essentia…

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pdf Advice to a New Child Services Leader (131 downloads) Popular

This paper conveys the lessons learned from Judge James W. Payne, along with suggestions and tips…

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pdf Secondary Traumatic Stress: A Fact Sheet for Child-Serving Professionals (40 downloads)

This document outlines options for assessment, prevention, and interventions relevant to secondar…

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pdf Secondary Traumatic Stress: NCWWI 1-page Summary (42 downloads)

This paper summarizes the article, “Child Welfare Work & Secondary Traumatic Stress,” whi…

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pdf ChildStat: Leading Systems-level Improvements based on Case-level Experiences (1-page Summary) (106 downloads) Popular

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that showcases the development, implementation, and outc…

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pdf Listening to the Voices of Children in Foster Care: Youths Speak Out About Child Welfare Workforce Turnover and Selection (31 downloads)

Recruitment and retention of an experienced workforce is a problem for most child welfare systems…

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pdf Basics of Coaching: A Brief Review of Recent Literature (131 downloads) Popular

This literature review describes the definition and benefits of coaching, when coaching is an eff…

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pdf Leadership in Systems of Care: Creating and Communicating a Shared Vision (90 downloads)

This brief describes the importance of a shared vision, the critical role of leadership, essentia…

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pdf Kansas Workforce Initiative Evidence Review: Secondary Traumatic Stress (93 downloads)

This document reviews evidence and summarizes research on secondary traumatic stress (STS) in chi…

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pdf Solutions Storytelling: Messaging to Mobilize Support for Children's Issues (60 downloads)

This report provides an overview of a research project to test the necessity and effectiveness of…

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pdf Supporting School Success: What Child Welfare and Education Leaders Can Do (59 downloads)

This chart focuses on how policies and practices implemented in response to Fostering Connections…

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pdf Striving for Excellence in Supervision (North Carolina) (63 downloads)

This issue of Practice Notes highlights supervisory practices that can…

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